How To Install Kernel 3.17 RC5 On On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Linus Torvalds has recently released Kernel 3.17 RC5, which is bigger than the previous RC version, due to the fact that both Greg and Davem have submitted updates. For information about this update, see the mailing list.

Usually, the stable version of a kernel gets released after about 8 to 10 release candidates, so we still have to wait a while, until we can get Kernel 3.17.

how to install Kernel 3.17 RC5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusy Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya

In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.17 RC5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusy Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via PPA, the needed deb packages of Kernel 3.17 RC5 are available via kernel.ubuntu.com. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kernel 3.17 RC5 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc5_3.17.0-031700rc5.201409142135_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc5-generic_3.17.0-031700rc5.201409142135_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc5-utopic/linux-image-3.17.0-031700rc5-generic_3.17.0-031700rc5.201409142135_i386.deb

Install Kernel 3.17 RC 5:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.17*.deb linux-image-3.17*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.17* linux-image-3.17*

How to install Kernel 3.17 RC5 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

Download the needed packages:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc5_3.17.0-031700rc5.201409142135_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc5-utopic/linux-headers-3.17.0-031700rc5-generic_3.17.0-031700rc5.201409142135_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc5-utopic/linux-image-3.17.0-031700rc5-generic_3.17.0-031700rc5.201409142135_amd64.deb

Install Kernel 3.17 RC5:

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.17*.deb linux-image-3.17*.deb

After the kernel has been successfully installed, reboot:

$ sudo reboot

Optional, remove the kernel:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.17* linux-image-3.17*

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